Campaigners against drilling for oil and gas in East Yorkshire are urging councillors to refuse permission for another three years at a well site in the county.
Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.
Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
A resident’s group in Surrey has discovered a loophole in oil and gas regulations that allow some wells to be stimulated or used for reinjection without specific controls.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
The oil exploration company, UKOG, says there’s no connection between its drilling site at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport and the Easter earthquake in Surrey.